While Jean Shepherd talks - an activity at which he’s a virtuoso - he draws pictures of a well-worn chair, a stylized Coke bottle, a Village pad, a typewriter.
"Artists miss the point by spending time on people’s faces," mused the radio-TV humorist and raconteur the other day. "Faces haven’t changed in years! A telephone reflects 20th century man much more than his face does."
Shepherd clutches a German-made pen with a tip like a hypodermic needle and draws in a quivery, skeletal style. His latest art work, he reminds you, adorns the recently published "Village Voice Reader."
"I like to see the inner-workings of things, to strip away the externals and get down to basics. That’s the way to get humor," he said.
N.Y. Post June 3, 1962 - "The Young Philosopher Of the Airwaves"